Canadian Journal of Criminology and Criminal Justice

A journal covering Canadian law enforcement and criminology for the academic audience.

Articles from Vol. 52, No. 1, January

Blaming the Parts Instead of the Person: Understanding and Applying Neurobiological Factors Associated with Psychopathy
Introduction Psychopathy is currently understood as a cluster of behaviours and personality traits that are typically viewed in a negative light (Hare 1993). Psychopaths are described as callous individuals who are aware of their wrongdoings but...
Book reviews/Recensions De Livres (January/janvier 2010)
Book reviews published in association with the January 2010 issue, vol. 52, no. I, see <http://www.ccja-acjp.ca/en/cjcr.html> or <http://www.utpjournals.com/jour.ihtml?lp=cjccj/cjccj.html> Pour les recensions de livres publiees en association...
Diurnal Movements and the Ambient Population: An Application to Municipal-Level Crime Rate Calculations
Introduction One of the most fundamental components of criminology and of criminal justice is the assessment of risk: the risk of criminal victimization, the risk of recidivism, and the risk of repeat victimization, to name only a few. With regard...
Guns, Gangs, and the Underclass: A Constructionist Analysis of Gun Violence in a Toronto High School
On 23 May 2007, a 15-year-old boy was shot and killed in a Toronto high school, the first event of its kind in Canada's largest city. According to the local press, Jordan Manners, a grade-9 student who attended C.W. Jefferys Collegiate (CWJC), was...
Modelling Police Officers' Judgments of the Veracity of Suicide Notes
Within the realm of judgement and decision-making (JDM) studies, there is an ongoing debate, known as the rationality debate, on the subject of human decision-making complexity and level of information processing (see Gigerenzer, Todd, and the ABC...
Parents' Involvement in the Youth Justice System: Rhetoric and Reality
The involvement of parents (2) in the youth justice system raises complex issues, and we have little information about how parental involvement works in reality. Historically, Canadian youth justice legislation provided little explication of, or direction...